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Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Features only a couple new Em ditties, but they're gems.... Better yet, most of the rest of the disc is made up of solid, original material.
  2. Eminem contributes three new songs, all self-produced, which happen to be three of the most ferocious hip-hop songs ever recorded.
  3. The top dawg MCs lend the soundtrack much more credibility than predecessors such as Menace II Society soundtrack or The Deep Cover soundtrack.
  4. Uncut
    80
    A frighteningly powerful record. [Jan 2003, p.124]
  5. Mixer
    80
    [Eminem's] three solo offerings... are the strongest cuts from a very strong album. [Jan 2003, p.84]
  6. Sure, there's a couple of tracks that fall flat - Young Zee and Obie Trice feel strained - but it all flows well, and it's all strong.
  7. 70
    Mathers slips only when he tries to play out the movie's rags-to-riches vibe with his friends.
  8. Eminem's urgent radio hit 'Lose Yourself', you already know. It's excellent.... The two other new Eminem tracks '8 Mile' and 'Rabbit Run' are on the money, too, the latter being the shortest, shoutiest thing he's ever done. Elsewhere, things get more patchy.
  9. Wisely, Slim Shady has focused on quality over quantity and delivers a trio of his best-ever tunes.
  10. The big problem is Em's dreary production, which threatens even a dazzling verse from Jay-Z.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. alyssas.b
    Nov 4, 2005
    10
    eminem is the best rapper in the world!!! he so totaly raps!!!!!!!! rap on hottie!1
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 18, 2006
    10
    i love it :-D
  3. Dann
    May 24, 2004
    8
    A rather impressive collection of songs. Eminem is a standout here, with the songs "Lose Yourself" and "Rabbit Run" ranking among two of the A rather impressive collection of songs. Eminem is a standout here, with the songs "Lose Yourself" and "Rabbit Run" ranking among two of the best songs Eminem has ever recorded. If you love hip-hop, then this is the disc for you. Full Review »